Jason Kidd Earns First Victory as Coach
After serving his two game suspension due to a DUI last summer, Jason Kidd was introduced to the NBA with a blowout loss against the young Orlando Magic. Tuesday evening, however, they were back in Brooklyn and the Nets were determined to get Kidd his very first victory as a coach. And they did that by getting easier baskets; the way that Jason Kidd would have done if he were still playing.
"I think as a team that's what we talked about yesterday. When we looked, you know we were kind of a jumping shooting team (in Orlando)," Jason Kidd said. "Yesterday's practice was, the only way you could score was by getting the ball in the paint and the drills and the things that we did. The focus carried over to tonight."
It was no coincidence that the Nets beat the Jazz 104-88 Tuesday evening, and after the game was over, the Nets presented Kidd with the game ball.
“The electricity was off, they had the lights out and they presented me the game ball, which was a very classy thing,” Kidd said. “Very respectful. But the game ball doesn’t come to me, it goes to those guys, because those guys did the work as a team.”